Privacy Policy

Please notice: If you wish to access, transfer and/or remove all of your personal data stored with this website as detailed in the EU General Data Protection Regulation legislation (GDPR), please click here.

If you have further questions about our policies the primary contact at Life's Next Step is Linda Carter and you can contact Linda by clicking here. Linda is also acting as our Data Protection Officer and responsible for implmenting provisions of the GDPR where applicable. You can contact Linda by clicking here.

Life's Next Step ("Life's Next Step") operates lifesnextstep.com and may operate other websites. It is Life's Next Step's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Life's Next Step collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Life's Next Step's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Life's Next Step's visitors use its website. From time to time, Life's Next Step may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Life's Next Step also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on lifesnextstep.com blogs/sites. Life's Next Step only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Life's Next Step's websites choose to interact with Life's Next Step in ways that require Life's Next Step to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Life's Next Step gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at lifesnextstep.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Life's Next Step are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Life's Next Step collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Life's Next Step. Life's Next Step does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

The personal data that we specifically capture on this website includes:

  • Your email address is stored until your account is deleted (Contact).
  • Your email address is stored when you submit a form (Contact).
  • Your IP address is stored if we detect updates to the site to assist in breach detection (Security).
  • Your IP address is stored until your account is deleted (Contact).
We use Google Analytics to collect, monitor and analyze aggregate access patterns in order to increase our services and functionality. We make full use of Google's IP Anonymization support which anonymizes your IP address at the earliest possible stage of the collection network. The IP anonymization feature in Analytics sets the last octet of IPv4 user IP addresses and the last 80 bits of IPv6 addresses to zeros in memory shortly after being sent to the Analytics Collection Network. We also turn off campaign tracking and so protect your anonymity further should you receive an email from us with campaign information in the link.

Aggregated Statistics

Life's Next Step may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Life's Next Step may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Life's Next Step does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Life's Next Step discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Life's Next Step's behalf or to provide services available at Life's Next Step's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Life's Next Step's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Life's Next Step will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Life's Next Step discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Life's Next Step believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Life's Next Step, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Life's Next Step website and have supplied your email address, Life's Next Step may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Life's Next Step and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Life's Next Step takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

This site uses cookies - small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the Cookiepedia website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Business Transfers

If Life's Next Step, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Life's Next Step goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Life's Next Step may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Life's Next Step and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Life's Next Step may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Life's Next Step's sole discretion. Life's Next Step encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a lifesnextstep.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


This document was last changed on: Wed, 27 Jun 01:18:35 UTC 2018.

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